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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

  • Talbot Wildlife Area

    The Conversation Department regulates this land of nearly 5000 acres to maintain and protect riparian habitat along Spring River. The lands vary from the rich bottom land soil along Spring River to...
    Talbot Wildlife Area

  • City Parks

    City Parks

    Williams Creek Park and the "Spirit of 76" Recreation Complex - Mt. Vernon's largest and newest park is the "Spirit of 76" Recreational Park ...
    City Parks

  • Mt.Vernon Golf Course

    Mt.Vernon Golf Course

    Mt. Vernon's golf course features a nine-hole course, clubhouse, and golf cart rental and storage. There are a number of active leagues, including a senior men's league and Ladies' Golf Association...
    Mt.Vernon Golf Course

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Jones Memorial Chapel and Museum

Built in 1961 as a "thank you" to the people of his home county, Lawrence K. Jones provided a beautiful stone building which houses a wedding chapel, a meeting hall, and the Lawrence County Historical Society Museum.

Mt. Vernon, MO Museums

The 3rd "Old Jail"

This imposing structure on the north side of the square was built at a cost of $16,000 in 1874 (two years before Custer's Last Stand)

Mt. Vernon, MO Pioneer Life

"Brick" Presbyterian Church

The beautiful, stately, historic church, known familiarly as Brick Church because of its 17-inch thick brick walls, stands solidly in a picturesque setting of prairie land.

The church, organized in 1854 was built in 1872 to last as a house of praise to the Lord. Today'

Mt. Vernon, MO Historic Churches

Grave of the Old Shepherd

In his book, "Old Matt's View of It," J.K. Ross wrote about the death of the Old Shepherd from Mutton Hollow. He was gored to death by a bull. A Civil War tombstone marks the grave of James Marion Wood, who met this untimely fate in 1910

Mt. Vernon, MO Cemeteries

Harold Bell Wright

Many know that Harold Bell Wright's, "Shepherd of the Hills" was the most widely read book of fiction in the history of publishing! Few know, however, that many of the places, events, and characters are based on actual models. There really was an "old shepherd of Mutton Hollow,&

Mt. Vernon, MO Famous People

Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Ava Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Millwood Golf & Racquet Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Range Line Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Twin Oaks Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...